Essentials of Study Abroad Risk Management (Webcast Recording)



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Learn risk management essentials before supervising and implementing study abroad programs at your institution. During this hour-long webinar we will discuss four risk-management essentials that every study abroad program needs, including:

  • Properly defining the logistics of your program
  • Student health and safety
  • Communication
  • Crisis management

We will wrap up our learning by exploring new and emerging threats that study abroad programs are currently facing. You will leave better prepared to mitigate risk factors and the potential for harm.

Additional Resources

Registration for this online training will include resources for your reference as you improve risk management training for your faculty. These resources include:

  • Faculty leader training topic checklist
  • Emergency response scenario training documents
  • Report templates

Who Should Attend

Risk management professionals and anyone involved with study abroad, orientation, and pre-departure meetings for international education trips will also benefit from this program. This may include:

  • Risk management officers
  • HR
  • Study abroad/international education staff
  • Legal counsel
  • Department chairs
  • Deans
  • Faculty development staff/CETL staff

Learning outcome

After participating in this online training, you will be able to identify the essentials of study abroad risk management.


Margaret Wiedenhoeft, Associate Director, Center for International Programs, Kalamazoo College

Margaret has worked in the Center for International Programs at Kalamazoo College for over ten years in a variety of positions. Currently, she manages the Kalamazoo study abroad programs in China, France, India, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Thailand. Margaret received her BA in international studies from Emory University, and a PhD in educational leadership, research, and technology from Western Michigan University.

Her interest and passion for international education began with her experience living, working, and studying in Berlin for four years. Professional interests include promoting non-traditional study abroad sites, short-term study abroad programming, international service learning projects, and conducting research about the impact and experience of study abroad on US college students.


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